Andrew Marvell’s “To his coy mistress” explores his eloquent pleading to his lover for fulfilling the sexual desire. The poem beautifully encompasses many literary devices such as assonance, hyperbole, allusions, alliteration, etc. It follows a rigid iambic tetrameter rhythm with rhythmic couplets. The poet presents and defends his three arguments in three different stanzas. He creates a utopia at the beginning which develops into the darker sides of mortality as the poem proceeds.
The concept of a Petrarchan Lover comes from Petrarch’s sonnets where he idealises a woman called Laura. Petrarch idealises Laura and has set ideas of what love is which he applies to her. Romeo becomes a Petrarchan lover at the beginning of the play with Rosaline. We can tell this because his love towards Rosaline is unrequited and ‘childish’ also, like with Laura, we never meet Rosaline. Romeo is infatuated by Rosaline and he describes her using similar language and themes to Petrarch which he has clearly learned from a poem.
These statements both are saying that Shakespeare knows that he is breaking promises to possibly himself, his religion and others, by loving a married woman. Though he cannot put all the fault onto her, because his vows to love her were only there to exploit the love she was physically giving him. In connection to Shakespeare’s sonnet, Amy Winehouse’s You Know I’m No Good, she is singing about how she is the one in the committed relationship, yet cannot seem to stay loyal to her significant other. Winehouse may love him, but knows that she is not good for their relationship. In her chorus she sings, “I cheated myself / Like I knew I would / I told you I was trouble / You know that I 'm no good” (9-12).
Romance comes in all different forms and sizes, and Calbert understands that along with these she apprends why people fall in and out of love. Falling in love has a sense of vulnerability that requires taking risks that people are “willing to fail, / why we will still let ourselves fall in love,” in order to sustain real love. Calbert ends her poem with listing the romances with her husband and vows, “knowing nothing other than [their] love” because that is all that matters to her
explains how he expected his Duchess to be beautiful and well put together physically for everyone to see and envy but to always remain loyal to him. The tone of arrogance is shown in the way he's talking to the emissary about his demands and what he expects from his future wife. The Duke expects his wife to be beautiful and loyal to only him; he wants another ornament to be on his arm, one that'll appreciate his gifts and not flirt or blush as his previous duchess did. In lines (45-47) In lines (45-47) "I gave commands, then all smiles stopped altogether." It explains how his Last Duchess didn't live up to his expectations, so he commanded to have her permanently silenced.
Another point to consider is the consummation of love cited in the original writing; Even though the love between the two was passionate, the couple only consummates their love after they are married, something that prevents them from losing the sympathy of the public. It is possible that Romeo and Juliet function as an equation of love and sex, with death. Throughout the tragedy, he and she fantasize about this "fulminating equality", usually attributed to a lover. For example, Mr. Capulet is the one who first realizes Julieta 's "death", comparing this factor with the deflowering of his daughter, and, a little later, Julieta compares, erotically, Romeo with death. Just before committing suicide, he decides to use
The author even describes that he misses his wife and children. Alcee, rather than being selfish, wanting to keep his wife and children away for the purpose of an affair, instead was, “...willing to bear the separation a while longer - realizing that their health and pleasure were the first things to be considered” (548). Even for Clarisse, there is a happy ending. Clarisse, being away from her husband for a short while, feels free - comparable to her, “...maiden days” (548). Of course, these maiden days would refer to the time she would have some form of independence, rather than solely be a wife and
Before the death of the poem’s protagonist, she tells her lover, “Better by far you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad.” The parallelism signifies the woman’s compassionate attitudes towards the male counterpart of the relationship. . Even though she is going to leave him, she does not want him to reminisce the depressed feelings of her death. Instead she hopes that the man could move on from her and live a happy life even without her presence. Based on the depiction of the woman’s considerate manners to her lover, ‘Remember’ can be seen presenting romantic love in a positive
I regret that I am taken from you; and, happy and beloved as I have been, it is not hard to quit you all? But these are not thoughts befitting me; I will endeavor to resign myself cheerfully to death” (45). Before dying she reaffirms that she is happy to die for the Elizabeth’s happiness. Ironically she entrusts Elizabeth with her children and not her husband or Victor who are older. This action suggests that men alone are not able to nurture children.